New Exhibition Featuring Artists with Autism Debuts Tonight

New Exhibition Featuring Artists with Autism Debuts Tonight
Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 13:21:07-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A new exhibition opens tonight, featuring work from artists with autism spectrum disorder.

The featured artists are as diverse as their work. One is a Florida State student who taught herself Japanese, while another is a 12-year-old little girl who doesn't speak at all.

CARD, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, is part of the Florida State University Autism Institute, providing services to individuals with the disorder and their families.

This is exhibit, CARD Autism Consultant Allison Leatzow tells us, is all about serving the community by giving a voice to the voiceless and breaking down stereotypes.

"What were hoping is that this exhibit will bring a lot of awareness to the community about individuals with autism, I think there are a lot of stereotypes or myths about what someone with Autism can do and what they cannot do," said Leatzow. "So we want to break down those stereotypes those myths. They are full of capabilities and as you can see all of these individuals here have amazing artistic capabilities."

"Honest Visions" opening Friday night, and is the third of four installments in a exhibition series featuring work from artists overcoming autism spectrum disorder.

The next exhibition titled, "The Way I Speak" opens in March.